Talking with Psychopaths and Savages

Well. Love the subject and always interested in reading about psychopaths and murderers but this was a bizarre book. The author is supposedly a chap who has a lot of experience in talking to homicidal psychopaths but I’m afraid he is not a writer. Further, one does wonder to what extent his personality mirrors those he is talking to. He might be a lovely chap, but the way he writes (inserting completely unnecessary details, often irrelevant and pertaining to his other works and his own positive qualities) remind me of the grandiose ideas he tries to identify in others. 

There is seemingly no structure to the book. The writing is disjointed and rambling and has all the hallmarks of something rushed, perhaps thrown together in a hurry. If you’re interested in this topic, you’re much better off reading The Psychopath test by Jon Ronson – a book mentioned several times by the author and written I am afraid to say by a far more accomplished author.